The Texas Revolution

  • Land Offer

    Land Offer
    Spanish agreed to allow American Moses Austin to create a colony in Tejas Picured: Moses Austin
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    Texas Revolution

  • Mexican Independence

    Mexican Independence
    Mexico successfully gains their independence from Spain.
  • Slave owners angry

    Slave owners angry
    Slave owners were very angry when Mexico outlawed slavery in 1829. Picture: Group of slaves
  • Population Swelled

    Population Swelled
    By 1830, the population had swelled to about 25,000 with americans outnumbering the Tejanos six to one. Picture: Growth chart
  • Austin goes to Mexico

    Austin goes to Mexico
    In 1833, Austin went to Mexico city to present a list of requested reforms to Mexican officials.
  • Mexicans in Gonzales

    Mexicans in Gonzales
    Mexican soldiers march to the town of Gonzales. They had orders to seize a cannon used by the texans for protection against Native Americans.
  • Troops surround San Antonio

    Troops surround San Antonio
    Santa Annas troops surrounded San Antonio.The next day, Mexicans began their siege of the Alamo. Pictured: Santa anna
  • The alamo

    The alamo
    The siege of the alamo began.
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos

    Texans met at a settlement called Washington-on-the-Brazos to decide what to do about Santa Annas troops. They decided to declare Texas a free and independent republic. Sam Houston was placed in command of the Texas Army.
  • Texas is free

    Texas is free
    Houston surprised Santa Anna by the San Jacinto river. The texans advanced screaming "Remember the Alamo!" and "Remember Goliad!" In only 18 minutes, the texans killed more then half of the mexican Army. Then Santa Anna had to sign a treaty giving Texas it's independence. Pictured: The alamo. Texas defeats Mexico
  • Lonestar Republic!

    Lonestar Republic!
    Texans raised the official flag of the independent nation of Texas, nicknamed the Lonestar Republic.